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Published: Dec 06, 2020 05:48 PM
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dictionary/ 字典/ (zì diǎn)

A: Do you often read an English dictionary while working?

工作中你经常翻阅英文字典吗?

(ɡōnɡzuò zhōnɡ nǐ jīnɡchánɡ fānyuè yīnɡwén zìdiǎn ma?)

B: Yes. But most paper dictionaries are too unwieldy. The online dictionary in my phone is extremely convenient.

是的,但是一般纸质的字典太笨重,手机里的在线字典非常方便。

(shìde,dànshì yībān zhǐzhì de zìdiǎn tàibènzhònɡ, shǒujī lǐde zàixiàn zìdiǎn fēichánɡ fānɡbiàn.)

A: Did you know that two new dictionaries on the novel coronavirus came out recently? The English-Chinese Novel Coronavirus Dictionary and the Chinese-English Novel Coronovirus Dictionary. 

你知道最近有两本新出的关于新冠疫情的字典吗?《英汉新冠词典》和 《汉英新冠词典》。

(nǐ zhīdào zuìjìn yǒu liǎnɡběn xīnchūde ɡuānyú xīnɡuànyìqínɡ de zìdiǎnma? yīnɡ hàn xīnɡuàn cídiǎn hé hànyīnɡ xīnɡuàn cídiǎn. )

B: Really? Can you give a simple introduction to these two dictionaries?

是吗,你能简单介绍一下这两本词典吗?

(shìma,nǐnénɡ jiǎndān jièshào yīxià zhèliǎnɡběn cídiǎn ma?)

A: The English-Chinese Novel Coronavirus Dictionary includes more than 7,000 entries and many phrases and acronyms. The Chinese-English Novel Coronavirus Dictionary records frequently occurring phrases related to epidemics. 

英汉新冠词典有七千多词条, 收录了短语和缩略词。汉英新冠词典包括疫情相关的高频词组。

(yīnɡhàn xīnɡuàn cídiǎn yǒu qīqiānduō cítiáo, shōulùle duǎnyǔ hé suōlüècí.hànyīnɡ xīnɡuàn cídiǎn bāokuò yìqínɡ xiānɡɡuānde ɡāopín cízǔ.)

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